Hair is a decorative crown that shows off our true style.
Your hair says something about who you are, how you want to be seen by others, and how you see yourself. Contrary to popular belief, "good hair" is not just about genetics; great hair is a combination of good haircare, products, and a healthy lifestyle.
Hair is made up of keratin (protein) and starts deep in the dermis layer and sprouts up through your follicles and out through the scalp. Too much oil/dirt on the scalp can clog the follicles and stunt hair growth. Too little oil and moisture causes dry scalp and leads to flaking or dandruff. Chemical processes, product abuse, and over styling can cause hair to break, dry out, and become weak.
To keep your hair as healthy as can be, follow these simple shampoo and conditioning tips:
- SHAMPOO - Keep your scalp clean from dirt, grime, and product buildup. I recommend washing your hair at least once a week with a sulfate-free shampoo. If you have oily hair you should wash your scalp at least twice a week with a clarifying shampoo or a normal shampoo, and if you have coarse hair at least twice a month with a nourishing shampoo. Your hair naturally creates its own oil, and if not properly cleaned it can lead to breakage. Tip: Focus shampoos on your scalp, and as you rinse it out it will clean the rest of your hair.
- CONDITION - You do not have to use a conditioner every time you wash your hair. It depends on you hair, and whether it is: dry, needs shine, or to make it easier to comb. Conditioners coat the hair with emollients that remain even after you rinse it out, which adds shine and moisture. Apply conditioner from the middle of your hair to the ends because that is the driest part of your hair, and the emollients can clog your scalp. Tip: If your conditioner makes your hair too limp then you should consider switching brands.
Remember, what ever you take care of will thrive. Take care of your hair, and it will stay beautiful.